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Football: Shaw says he's a United player now

Published on Jun 27, 2014 9:45 PM
 
England defender Luke Shaw kicks the ball during the friendly match between England and Ecuador at Miami Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on June 4, 2014. Shaw proclaimed himself to be a Manchester United player on Friday, in apparent confirmation that the teenage England left-back had moved from Premier League rivals Southampton in a deal worth a reported £30 million (S$64 million). -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Luke Shaw proclaimed himself to be a Manchester United player on Friday, in apparent confirmation that the teenage England left-back had moved from Premier League rivals Southampton in a deal worth a reported £30 million (S$64 million).

Although there was, as yet, no official word from either club, the biography on Shaw's Twitter account now read: "Professional footballer at Manchester United Football Club."

Shaw's arrival at Old Trafford, if confirmed by United, would come a day after the English giants completed their first signing since Louis van Gaal, currently coaching the Netherlands at the World Cup, became their manager and would take the club's spending to nearly £60 million in two days after midfielder Ander Herrera joined from Athletic Bilbao for a reported £28.5 million on Thursday.

The 18-year-old Shaw made his World Cup debut in a goal-less draw against Costa Rica on Tuesday - England's last match of Brazil 2014 after defeats by Italy and Uruguay meant they could not get advance from their group.

 
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